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Locarno 2019


74 articles available in total starting from 24/08/2018. Last article published on 27/08/2019.

Review: Vitalina Varela

Review: Vitalina Varela

Pedro Costa returns to Locarno with his latest film, a sombre and uncompromising ode to a world that seems to fascinate him to the point of obsession  

19/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Vitalina Varela comes out of the darkness to win the prestigious Golden Leopard at Locarno

Vitalina Varela comes out of the darkness to win the prestigious Golden Leopard at Locarno

Perhaps not so unexpectedly, the rigour and tenacity of Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa seduced the jury of the International Competition  

19/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Competition/Filmmakers of the Present/Signs of Life/Piazza Grande/Moving Ahead/Awards

Review: Adoration

Review: Adoration

Fabrice du Welz concludes his Ardennes-based trilogy with the tale of two innocent and pure-hearted youngsters, Paul and Gloria, as they make a break for freedom  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Fabrice du Welz • Director of Adoration

Interview: Fabrice du Welz • Director of Adoration

"I’m an intuitive filmmaker. I work like a primitive, in the moment”

Cineuropa met up with Fabrice du Welz, on the occasion of the world premiere of his new film, Adoration, on the Piazza Grande in Locarno  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter  • Directors of Space Dogs

Interview: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter • Directors of Space Dogs

“We wanted to find out what dogs think about our world”

Cineuropa met with Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter, the directors behind the most controversial title in the Locarno Film Festival, Space Dogs, to talk about looking down at the dogs and up to the stars  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: Here For Life

Review: Here For Life

Artists Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson team up with ten Londoners to share tales of resistance against gentrification  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: The Science of Fictions

Review: The Science of Fictions

With Yosep Anggi Noen’s title, seems like the competition for the oddest film celebrating this year’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing is already over  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Review: The Cold Raising The Cold

Review: The Cold Raising The Cold

Chinese director Rong Guang Rong, in league with Italian producer Ambra Corinti, offers up a brutal and unsettling film on the consequences of oppression  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: Cat in the Wall

Review: Cat in the Wall

Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova’s first fiction feature explores the challenges of being an immigrant in London  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Maura Delpero  • Director of Maternal

Interview: Maura Delpero • Director of Maternal

"“Hogars” have an amplifying effect, they’re places where the consequences of motherhood can be observed in all their virulence"

We sat down with Italian filmmaker Maura Delpero to discuss her first fiction film, Maternal, which was screened in competition at the Locarno Film Festival  

16/08/2019 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

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